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Eared Dove, Tórtola

Zenaida auriculata auriculata


It's a 24-cm-long dove with a long wedge-shaped tail. Adult males, olive-brown upperpart plumage and black spots on the wings. The head has a grey crown, black line behind the eye, and the blue-black on the lower ear coverts.


It is a resident breeder throughout South America from Colombia to southern Argentina and Chile.


I found this nest in my garden.

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Maipu, XIII Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Spotted on Oct 20, 2012
Submitted on Apr 12, 2013

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